I wouldn’t worry too much about how long your blog posts are. As long as they cover the topic well, it doesn’t really matter. However, it’s easy for me to say that. I regular churn out 3,000-word articles without even thinking about it, because I’m used to it. I recommend that if you’re new to … Read more How many words is the average blog post?
If you’ve been immersed in the world of SEO for a while, you’ll be well aware of Google’s EAT rules. In a nutshell, Google likes to see EAT in websites: expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness. In an ideal world, websites will have all three, but in the beginning, you need to work primarily on getting Google … Read more How writers can build trust on their website
If you’ve ever searched for ‘how to increase blog traffic’, you’ll have heard about Pinterest. For a good four years, you couldn’t move in the blogging world without someone selling you a Pinterest course. This is not a Pinterest bashing article. Pinterest can be an incredible way to drive traffic to your blog, but it … Read more Does Pinterest traffic convert?
There have been a lot of articles written on branding, and it can be a daunting, especially when everyone goes on how about how it can make or break your online presence. But if you’re not that bothered about design or anything like that, branding can not only make your work more recognisable, it can … Read more What does it mean when you brand yourself?
I learned most of what I know about blogging in 2019. Unfortunately, I started blogging in about 2012. Unsuccessfully. For a long time. I actually had a moderately successful personal finance blog that I’m kicking myself for deleting. I should have just left it to rank on its own, but I’d decided, for the millionth … Read more Why you shouldn’t rely on Pinterest to drive traffic to your blog
Getting images for my websites was a huge headache for me way back in the beginning. I wasn’t a photographer, and has no aspirations to become one. I essentially wasted £350 on a DSLR camera that I would rarely use. Luckily my boyfriend sometimes uses it. So don’t worry if you don’t have the equipment … Read more How to get photos for your writer website
YES YOU CAN. Don’t believe all those people that say you need to spend 20% of your time writing your articles and 80% of your time promoting them. I am a writer. This whole website is for writers. We want to write. Not promote. Thousands of people and companies have had a lot of success … Read more Can you blog without social media?
If you’ve read my post on whether you can use Facebook to get blog traffic, then you probably know that I’m not the biggest fan of Facebook. I have one page for one of of my websites and i do nothing with it. I do, however, use Instagram. I have a personal Instagram (which I … Read more Is Instagram good for blogging?
It’s all very well me telling you how to create an awesome blog, but if I don’t also tell you what not to do, it’s kind of pointless. Don’t create content no one’s searching for Don’t pick a bulky theme Don’t spam on social media Don’t burnout because you haven’t planned your content properly Don’t … Read more What to avoid in blogging
1. Always use long links A lot of new bloggers like to register with Amazon Associates straight away. Fine fine fine. The problem comes when you don’t make a sale and get kicked out. This isn’t a problem in itself – you can just reapply. The problem is that if you used the short links … Read more 101 tips for new bloggers – what I wish I’d known years ago